The move has been much much smoother then I expected honestly. Everyone seems to have settled into life on our farm in Rush City like we have always been there, or perhaps like we were always meant to be. Some things I do miss though, like the restaurants. But luckily on an early trip to the post office we decided to pop into the little coffee shop next door “Firefly Bistro,” and now have become regulars.
It’s not just the wonderfully eclectic menu that features both a Thai Burger and the “Uber German” burger (did I mention the patties are actually homemade) or the comfy atmosphere with free wi-fi but this little bit of “Minneapolis in Rush City,” also has a huge dose of Rush City.
Owners Channa and Troy are kindred spirits of a sort. They moved up here to give their children a good life. They run their own business but keep it manageable so just the 2 of them can run it and they keep their children close. Firefly closes at 4:00 everyday leaving ample time for family. It’s not open at all on Sunday. The youngest stays with Channa except for a few hours during lunch rush and the school bus drops the older children off at the restaurant.
Yes Firefly is the type of business we love to see and love to support.
One day this week Channa (who also happens to be Cambodian) made Pho for the special. This Southeast Asian comfort food is a favorite of our family. That morning Avril was saying, “let’s get pho” but I thought, there’s no where in town to get it. Then I checked my facebook account and found a message from Channa, “Pho today.” Yum. (And just so you know it was a huge hit in Rush City, sold out).
That’s when I could pull them away from the internet.
Channa and youngest son, behind the counter. They also serve, pizza, panini sandwiches, wraps, salads, pastries and Tuesday is “Asian day.” If you happen to be up our way stop by and support a great local business.